Friday January 25th – Thursday January 31



Featured Film:

Blackkklansman at A Few Multiplexes

In a futile attempt to get my hopes up, the Academy this week nominated Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman for a bunch of awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. I thought after I first saw it this summer, that this would probably be Spike’s best chance to win the Best Picture Oscar that has eluded him for so long, and the narrative of him beating Green Book, after Do the Right Thing didn’t even get nominated the year Driving Miss Daisy (Green Book‘s closest cinematic analogue) won is irresistible. But it’s probably not going to happen. But maybe? It’s playing this week for a handful of shows at the AMC Seattle (formerly the Metro) and the AMC Alderwood, along with the Regals in Auburn and Lakewood. I never wrote about it here, but I did write a blurb for it a couple weeks ago as part of InReview Online’s Best Films of 2018 round-up, wherein I claim it’s Spike Lee’s Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Kangana Ranaut & Krish) Fri-Thurs 
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs 

Central Cinema:

Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) Fri-Sun, Tues
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) Fri-Sun 
Real Genius (Martha Coolidge, 1985) Weds Only 

Crest Cinema Centre:

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) Fri-Thurs  
Free Solo (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Egyptian:

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Fri-Thurs 

Century Federal Way:

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun, Tues & Weds Only 

Grand Cinema:

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) Sat Only Final Cut
Mademoiselle Paradis (Barbara Albert) Tues Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs  
Sicilian Ghost Story (Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza) Sat-Mon, Weds
Saturday Secret Matinee Sat Only 16mm
Blade of Fury (Sammo Hung, 1993) Weds and Next Fri & Sun Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Petta (Karthik Subbaraj G.) Fri-Thurs 
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Kangana Ranaut & Krish) Fri-Thurs 
Thackeray (Abhijit Panse) Fri-Thurs 
Mr. Majnu (Venky Atluri) Fri-Thurs
F2-Fun and Frustration (Anil Ravipudi) Fri-Thurs
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs
Mikhael (Haneef Adeni) Sat & Sun Only
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun, & Weds Only 

Northwest Film Forum:

Children’s Film Festival Fri-Sun  
The Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin (Arwen Curry) Fri, Weds & Thurs 

AMC Pacific Place:

Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Simmba (Rohit Shetty) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) Thurs Only 

AMC Seattle:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs  

SIFF Film Center:

Mirai (Mamoru Hosada) Fri-Sun Our Review Our Other Review

Regal Thornton Place:

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun, Tues & Weds Only 

SIFF Uptown:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 

Varsity Theatre:

An Acceptable Loss (Joe Chappelle) Fri-Thurs 
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Weds Only